Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ring in a dynamo or electric motor which is attached to and rotates with the shaft, passing an electric current to a circuit via a fixed brush pressing against it.
- ‘In flight, when the radar is not operational, the slip rings and bearings are kept lubricated by rotating the radome at one cycle per four minutes.’
- ‘The new three-year warranty includes total parts coverage for all Miller's twin-cylinder, air-cooled, gasoline-driven welding generators, as well as parts previously not covered, such as relays, slip rings, and brushes.’
- ‘The incorporation of slip ring technology into the design of scanners in the late 1980s removed the need for a rigid mechanical linkage between the power cables and the x ray tube.’
- ‘The CT fluoroscopic unit consists of a third-generation CT scanner with slip ring technology (spiral capability) that has been adapted with a high-speed array processor to permit an increase in speed of reconstruction.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.